FLOAT - Poem
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Written by Katy Lau
a pretty, pale pink.
I spin its corpulent form around the tip of my finger and
it clings, reluctant to let go, circling around like
a miniature planet in orbit.
and I stop, and balance it
on the tip of my finger and
it sits, content with its place, still,
unmoving in a world of motion
a pale ghost
watching as the world goes by.
and with a gentle tap
it soars through the air like
a misplaced jelly, far from its home before
returning, landing with dignified grace
upon the tip of my finger.